Kashmir shuts to protest Human rights violations, civilian killings, curbs


    SRINAGAR: A complete shutdown was observed in Kashmir to protest against the recent civilian killings, human rights violations at the hands of forces.

    All shops and other business establishments were closed while public transport was off the roads in Srinagar and other parts of valley. Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a shutdown and a peaceful sit-in outside the UN office in Sonwar today.

    The authorities imposes severe restrictions in most parts of the city under Section 144 to foil the resistance program. Curfew-like restrictions were imposed in Downtown area of old city.

    Forces had erected barricades in most parts of the city especially around United Nations Military Observer’s Office in Srinagar, entry and exit points of old city and in city centre Lalchowk.

    Meanwhile, train services were suspended across Kashmir, keeping in view of the shutdown call.

    The sit-in protest was called against the arbitrary curfews and restrictions in the valley, beating and injuring of people, curbs and harassment of leadership to the extent of disallowing them from participating in family funerals.